Call for applications

Curatorial Fellowship at MEWO Kunsthalle

MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany
Deadline: 06 January 2016

Curatorial Fellowship at MEWO Kunsthalle

The MEWO Kunsthalle in Memmingen is looking for a young curator for a 18 month fellowship in 2016/7. MEWO Kunsthalle presents an ambitious exhibition programme that covers a broad range of art and visual culture, providing direct access to current artistic production as well as to historic positions in the context of a provincial town. This position is deliberately aimed at curators from outside of Europe and North America.

This role will be responsible for researching and curating the exhibition project ‘GOING NATIVE – Strategies of Appropriation’ that is to be held in Spring/Summer 2017, and will also provide curatorial support to the Director of MEWO Kunsthalle researching new exhibitions as well as the collection.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in a visual arts related discipline and must have significant experience of working in a gallery or museum. Experience of curating contemporary art is essential and a demonstrable interest and knowledge of post-colonial history and theory is desirable.

The ideal candidate will present a clear and ordered approach to work with meticulous attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills are vital as the post-holder must be able to liaise with people at all levels. The ability to work under pressure and a calm and flexible attitude is also necessary. Proficiency in a variety of computer packages is essential. The working language is English. German language training is available prior and/or during the fellowship.

The fellowship is sponsered by the German Federal Cultural Foundation’s ‘International Museum Fellowship’ ( programme.

For more information about MEWO Kunsthalle and the vacancy please refer to

The application pack can be downloaded from: .

For further details please contact Axel Lapp ( / +49-8331-850-770).

Closing Date: Midnight, Monday 7th December 2015

Late applications or applications by post will not be accepted.

Interviews via Skype will be held during the week starting 14th December 2015.

MEWO Kunsthalle

Bahnhofstraße 1

D-87700 Memmingen


Application: Please format your application (motivational letter, CV, short description of key projects and experiences) into a single pdf-document of no more than 5 pages and a maximum size of 4 MB. Name it with your name (name.pdf) and send it until 7 December 2015, together with the reference, as an e-mail attachment to .

Reference: Please send your application accompanied by a current academic or professional reference (1-sided, 1 MB, name_reference.pdf).

This should contain information about who the referee is, in what capacity they know you and why they think you suitable for this post.

Questions: Please address your questions to . A list of the most important questions will be published on 30 November 2015 at


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